Department of Public & International Affairs Prof. Brack Brown
BRIEF STYLE GUIDE FOR TERM PAPERS & PROJECTS
This guide is prepared to help students avoid frequently violated rules of grammar, style, and organization in preparing their papers. It is only a supplement for other guides. Read it carefully before writing papers and consult a full-length guide such as the ones listed below. Consistently follow the guide you select.
1. a style manual/style guide and do so consistently when preparing papers.
2.Turn in an readable copy from your printer - hand in an original.
3. They should appear top right, top middle, or bottom middle of the page. (with word processors, turn it off).
4.Use all the way around.
5.Use standard , and not block-paragraph format. See next item.
6.Double space the paper but .
7.Do add an extra
8.*All should be indented and with no quotation marks. This is not the new standard– but use it. If less than 5 lines use quote marks and incorporate them in your normal text.
9.When a word must be broken (hyphenated) at the end of a line break such words between
10.Do not capitalize "administration," "state," "federal," or "government" except when the word refers to a specific one or quotes a source that capitalizes these words. There are few cases when it is necessary to do this though government reports often violate the rule.
11.You may use the Turabian/Chicago Manual style or the APA style (with page numbers in the parentheses) but be consistent in that use. I prefer reading the former so I can more easily see the sources you are using.
12. should be indicated by superscripts(1), and they should normally be placed at the end of quoted or paraphrased material or at the end of the first sentence in which a reference to a source is mentioned.
13.When using Turabian type of footnotes use (the same) to refer to a citation which is the same as the one immediately preceding. Use , or author's last name to refer to any previous citation except the one immediately preceding.
14.Number footnotes sequentially through the paper; don't begin a new set of footnotes for each section or page. Don’t repeat a whole footnote in the